This compound word contains the word ‘phyto’, which means ‘plant’, and the word ‘aromatic’, which is related to aroma, meaning the volatile components of certain plants or their essential oils.
All active ingredients from land or marine plants – from root to seed, bud to leaf, flower to fruit – belong to a science called ‘phytotherapy’, which also includes:
- aromatherapy, or therapy with essential oils,
- aromachology, which comes from aromatherapy and studies how odours and aromas influence human behaviour,
- gemmotherapy, or therapy using tree and shrub buds, which contain the future plant’s embryonic tissues and all its vitality.
Since we were founded in 1954, Yon-Ka has been a pioneer in using these plant resources to help skin recover its ability to regain balance and beauty, and to promote authentic well-being.